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  1. The Sins of the New Orleans Saints

    Robert Mays

    The Saints spent this offseason checking off nearly every box on the Contender Checklist. Despite bumping up against the cap, they did enough we'll-deal-with-this-later shuffling to lure Jairus Byrd in free agency. They followed that by tra...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. Projecting Stanford-Notre Dame, Oklahoma-TCU and Nebraska-Michiga...

    Brian Fremeau

    There are six college football games this weekend between ranked opponents, but Brian Fremeau takes a look at the three outside the SEC West, using similar past matchups to predict the outcome.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  3. How Penn State survived NCAA sanctions, three coaches and emerged...

    Hallie Grossman

    In ESPN The Magazine's Cleveland issue, Hallie Grossman looks at how Penn State weathered NCAA sanctions and three different coaches in four years to become a Big Ten contender again.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
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  5. 2014-15 College Basketball Preview - Wisconsin Badgers

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle previews the 2014-15 season for the Wisconsin Badgers. Bo Ryan & Co. will continue to play its stifling defense and are legit national championship contenders.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  6. Mr. Football Watch: Week 5

    Brendan C. Hall

    Here is our latest "Mr. Football Watch" tracking the state's top contenders for our annual ESPN Boston Mr. Football award honoring Massachusetts' top overall player. Coaches and team statisticians are reminded to submit stats to bhall@espnboston.c...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
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  8. Hassan N'Dam Q&A: 'I'm a complete boxer'

    Brian Campbell

    Middleweight contender Hassan 'Dam will face Curtis Stevens in a middleweight title eliminator on Wednesday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  9. LSU-Auburn Preview

    LSU-Auburn Preview

    Preview | September 30, 2014
  10. A plan to make the Mets a contender in '15

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesHey Sandy Alderson, want to make your team better? Get Jose Bautista (left) and J.J. Hardy (right). "The short answer is I don't know if there will be a dramatic spike or not. But I will say this: I don't feel that we will necessarily be...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  11. OU, Baylor offenses to be tested

    Jake Trotter

    Through four games, fourth-ranked Oklahoma and seventh-ranked Baylor have been two of the most dominant teams in the country while emerging onto the short list of playoff contenders. Both offenses have been dominant, too, with the Sooners running ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  12. How Stanley Cup contenders can overcome Achilles heels in 2014-15...

    Sam Hitchcock

    The Blackhawks, Bruins, Kings, Penguins and Ducks all have a significant flaw. Sam Hitchcock of Hockey Prospectus explains how each of them can overcome that Achilles' heel.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  13. Why Mississippi State Bulldogs are a team that can sustain surpri...

    College Football Insiders

    Insider's panel of experts debate which early-season surprise team can sustain success, which team (outside of Michigan) has disappointed most, comeback player of the year so far and which contender should be on Week 6 upset alert.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  14. Weekend Rewind: Big Ten

    Mitch Sherman

    Time for some clarity in the Big Ten. Pretenders and contenders will be more easily defined at the open of October than during the mayhem of the early weeks, when next to nothing went right for the Big Ten. Even just last week, confusion reigned a...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  15. J.J. Watt among impact non-quarterbacks on contenders this season...

    Neil Hornsby

    Seven of the NFL's three-win teams have risen to the top of the standings without top-level contributions from their quarterbacks. Neil Hornsby of Pro Football Focus identifies the non-QBs on each of those teams who have made the difference.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  16. Are Ravens legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

    Jamison Hensley

    Should the Baltimore Ravens be considered legitimate Super Bowl contenders? Not according to those who voted in the SportsNation poll. Of the nearly 24,000 voters as of 8 a.m. Monday, 72 percent don't believe the Ravens have a realistic shot at ta...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  17. Oklahoma Sooners, Florida State Seminoles most likely to stay und...

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay

    Which College Football Playoff contender is the best bet to go undefeated? Mel Kiper and Todd McShay make their picks, plus a look at rising prospects and what they'll be watching for next week.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  18. Power Rankings: Oklahoma stays on top

    Power Rankings: Oklahoma stays on top

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2014